Originally Posted by iacas
I think that's only really the case because the other nemeses - fat, thin, slice, etc. - are gone from their game. So shanking is the only one that remains. It's one of the poor player's nemeses as well…
And can be caused by coming over the top as easily as it can be caused by being under plane.
Found this quote in cyberspace: "That said, if you look at the tour players, they do the exact opposite of the two causes of a slice. Just about all of them swing underneath the plane on the downswing, and just about all of them have some form of a strong grip. (It's funny how it works that way)
So, grip it strong, hit it long, and you can't go wrong!"
Is it true that almost all PGA Tour pros swing "underneath the plane?" If it's true, then what compensation do they make to avoid striking the heel (and sometimes hosel ---a la shank) of the clubface? A stronger grip seems like it would close the clubface even more and exacerbate the problem---shanks. Is the author just talking about what the (tour players) do with their woods and drivers?
Surely "under the plane" with an iron is dangerous. Right?